Samsung says Apple TV+ is coming to its TVs
‘Still waiting on a press release…’
Speaking during its IFA press event, Samsung confirmed the news as reported by TechRadar – though the report also warns that it is “still waiting on a press release to definitively confirm that it’s Apple TV Plus that’s going to be landing on Samsung’s smart TV platform.”
Having said that Mike Wuerthele of AppleInsider points out:
There's no rumor here. Samsung said this in the PR in May.
— Mike Wuerthele (@Mike_Wuerthele) September 5, 2019
Apple’s all-points strategy for its new subscription service is most definitely opening up to as wide and auidence as it can reach.
The report also claims the following:
- TV+ will work with Samsung’s Bixby
- It will integrate with the built-in TV smart guide
- It will also work over AirPlay 2.
The latter claim implies televisions from other manufacturers implementing AirPlay 2 support will also let you stream TV+ content, but that’s not really a terribly surprising thing.
Samsung also made some of its own announcements, including:
- A new 5G Galaxy device
- 8K TVs
- A new CPU and modem
- Galaxy Fold to ship next month in several markets
- A new watch and a Macbook like computer.